A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jakob von Moltke in the University of Washington’s Immunology Department. The Moltke lab studies immune responses to parasitic worms (helminths) and allergens. These responses, collectively known as type 2 immunity, are triggered by everything from macroscopic live worms to microscopic inert particles to soluble enzymes. How and why do these all trigger the same immune response? To answer this question, we focus on the initiation of type 2 immunity. Using laboratory mice and the helminths Nippostrongylus brasiliensis and Heligmosomoides polygyrus as model organisms, our goal is to provide insights that will lead to improved treatment and prevention of asthma, allergy, and other type 2 inflammatory conditions. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to on-going studies of epithelial tuft cells, which we recently showed are required for immune responses to helminth infection. A project studying the initiation of type 2 immunity in the lung is also available. See www.moltkelab.com for more info.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who has a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and/or immunology. This position requires PhD level training and a track record of producing and publishing high-quality original research. Experience in the use of mouse models, microscopy, and flow cytometry are beneficial, but willingness and ability to learn are more important. Controlled studies have demonstrated that diverse research groups are more creative and effective; applicants from underrepresented groups are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will join a collaborative and dynamic research environment, and will be able to take advantage of the extremely collegial surroundings provided by the UW’s Department of Immunology and the thriving research environment in Seattle. The Moltke Lab and UW Immunology are committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to contribute to furthering these goals.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV to Jakob at email@example.com. References will be requested as needed.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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